What is Investment Casting?

Investment casting creates near-net shape precision parts without welding, excessive machining, or assembly. It is the solution for many complex shapes and provides smooth surface finishes, accurate dimensions, and fine detail, which saves companies millions of dollars.

Investment casting, or “lost wax processing,” is a manufacturing technique that actually dates back to Ancient China and Egypt.

Investment Casting Steps

It all starts with a drawing. Our engineers will take a look at your drawing or CAD model and partner with you to create the most economical investment casting option.

(Source: Special thanks to the Investment Casting Institute)

Investment casting boasts more integrity than forging? It’s true; investment casting features multigrain construction rather than a single direction grain.

Converting to Investment Casting

The following manufacturing methods all can be converted to investment casting. If you’ve used one of the following in the past, contact us to see if investment casting could be saving you time and money.

  • Die casting
  • Forging
  • Machining
  • Permanent mold casting
  • Powder metallurgy
  • Roll forming
  • Stamping
  • Fabrication

Our 65,000-square-foot facility features one of the industry’s most advanced wax, dipping, and melting systems in the investment casting process — enabling us to meet your needs with the highest quality investment castings available.

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